ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)
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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Portfolio One: Twelve Photographic Prints by Ansel Adams, 1938–1948

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)
Portfolio One: Twelve Photographic Prints by Ansel Adams, 19381948
San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1948. 12 gelatin silver prints; each signed in pencil (mount, recto); each stamped Portfolio credit and numbered sequentially in red ink (mount, verso); image sizes ranging from approximately 5 x 7 in. (12.7 x 17.7 cm.) to 8 x 10 in. (20.2 x 25.4 cm.) or inverse; each mount 14 x 18 in. (35.5 x 45.7 cm.) or inverse; text inserts; numbered '74' in red ink (list of plates); number seventy-four from the edition of seventy-five; contained in original folding portfolio case.
Sotheby's, New York, October 24, 2002 , lot 22;
acquired from the above sale by the present owner.
John Szarkowski, The Portfolios of Ansel Adams, Little Brown and Company, New York, 1998, n.p.
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Lot Essay

List of plates:

1. Mount McKinley, Alaska, 1948
2. Saguero Cactus, Sunrise, Arizona, 1946
3. Rapids Below Vernal Fall, Yosemite Valley, 1948
4. Mormon Temple, Manti, Utah, 1948
5. Vine and Rock, Island of Hawaii, T. H., 1948
6. Refugio Beach, California, 1946
7. The White Church, Hornitos, California, 1946
8. Roots, Foster Gardens, Honolulu, T. H., 1948
9. Oak Tree, Snow Storm, Yosemite, 1948
10. Trailside, Near Juneau, Alaska, 1948
11. Alfred Stieglitz, An American Place, New York, 1938
12. Clouds Above Golden Canyon, Death Valley, California, 1946

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